8/10 Dave Staff review, 22 July 2011
It's proper tape central for this reviewer. This little piece of plastic comes from the label Brave Mysteries, who have just released a plethora of tapes for those people who still have those old style Walkmans that were about 18 foot long. The Second Family Band are a collective of musicians from Wisconsin, they have an ever changing line up yet their music, a sort of sprawling take on folk and experimental type country style music, doesn't really change or dip in quality. The Second Family band have released a very interesting tape here. It has many passages that are dusty and brow beaten, and other passages that have an almost Native Indian feel (get them fucking pan pipes down ya Reg!!). The whole of this album is improvised but it's not really obvious that it is. The compositions are fairly concise and don't start rambling like a hick drunk on moonshine. It's music that could accompany a dusty, weird indie Western/horror hybrid type film. It's spacious and really involving. The instrumentation is ace and the whole album has a really amazing atmosphere to it. A great collection of improvised cuts that will evoke images of being on the bayou, and living like backwoodsmen. Comes with a stoat with a pair of stilettos on its hind legs...
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